2018 Librarian to Librarian Networking Summit

The 13th Annual Librarian to Librarian Networking Summit will be held at Joyner Library’s Teaching Resources Center located on the campus of East Carolina University.

The event will take place on February 24, 2018.

To register please visit: 

The Summit provides a variety of roundtable discussions on current topics for K-12 school media personnel.  Facilitated by experts in the profession, these sessions also encourage attendees to bring resources to share.  Our featured speaker is award winning educator and author, John Claude Bemis.

For additional information, contact the TRC Service Desk
at (252) 328-6076 or email TRC@ecu.edu.

“Accessing the Pillar Dollar Wreck: A Design for All Approach to Exploring Maritime Heritage”

“Accessing the Pillar Dollar Wreck: A Design for All Approach to Exploring Maritime Heritage” Pop Up exhibit is created by Anne Wright, MA candidate in Maritime Studies.

This exhibit uses digital and printed 3D models of the Pillar Dollar shipwreck to engage everyone in the history and process of underwater archaeology in an “design for all” approach, including engaging people with disabilities.

Exhibit details:
Thursday, January 25th
Pop Up Exhibit 1-3pm, Joyner Library Lobby
Lecture 3:30-4:30, Faulkner Gallery

For more information please contact Charlotte Fitz Daniels at 252 328-0287 or FITZDANIELSC16@ECU.EDU


Consider Supporting the Library with an End of Year Gift

Giving to Joyner Library

Consider Supporting the Library with an End of Year Gift

Joyner Library has grown from a small, one room facility to the largest research library in eastern North Carolina, thanks to on-going state support as well as the generosity of donors. The breadth and depth of our collections, technology, and services give our students and faculty a competitive advantage in education, scholarship, and research, and as the intellectual heart of ECU, we are central to the transformative experiences that prepare ECU students to be successful in a global community.

We are committed to providing life-long learning and cultural experiences for all of our patrons. As we face state funding challenges, your private giving is more vital now than ever before. Please consider giving generously to one of the Library’s funds or endowments and encourage others to give as well.

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For more information please contact:

Rachel Mason, ‘11
Development Officer
Joyner Library
East Carolina University
W: (252) 328-4090  C: (919) 539-5771
E: masonr15@ecu.edu 

Joyner Library announces winners of Graduate Student Art and Design Exhibition

Joyner Library has announced the winners of its 10th annual Joyner Library Graduate Student Art and Design Exhibition, located in the Janice Hardison Faulkner Gallery on the second floor of Joyner Library. Winners were selected from 43 artworks by 21artists that have been on display since the exhibition’s Oct. 20 opening.

The competition is a collaboration between Joyner Library and the School of Art and Design to showcase some of the best work of the year by School of Art and Design students.

“This year marks a decade since Joyner Library began this wonderful collaboration with the School of Art and Design,” said Jan Lewis, director of Joyner Library. “I am always impressed by the students’ talent and hard work.”

Winning the Friends of Joyner Library Purchase Award — the competition’s marquee award that comes with a $1,000 prize — was Katya Harris for her painting, “Strength.

“Selecting the Friends of Joyner Library Purchase Award is one of my favorite responsibilities as library director, even though it is difficult to choose just one,” said Lewis. “‘Strength’ will be a worthy addition to the library’s permanent collection, as it is both a timely and timeless representation of the power of women.”

Four additional award winners were:

Joanne Lang, winner of the College of Fine Arts and Communication $500 Dean’s Merit Award for the metal series “The Early Bird Catches the Worm.”

Robin Carter, winner of the School of Art and Design $350 Director’s Award for the ceramic sculpture, Augury.

Holly Roddenbery, winner of the School of Art and Design $250 Award for the metal sculpture, Mourning Yoke.

Brian Culbertson, winner of the Dowdy Student Store $50 Award for the photograph, “Depersonalization 2.

Juror and ECU alumnus Catherine Coulter Lloyd, an independent curator and ceramic artist in Lugoff, South Carolina was wowed by this year’s entries.

“The gallery was full of well-expressed narratives asking the viewer to read, connect and become more aware,” said Lloyd. “The skillfully crafted narratives pushed the boundaries of traditional medias using strong technical abilities and fearless experimentation,” she continued. “I am impressed by the artists’ dedication to concept without losing the quality of craftsmanship and their abilities to connect visually with their audience.”

Charlotte Fitz Daniels, events and program coordinator at Joyner Library, said one of her favorite aspects of this exhibit is being able to witness the growth of skills and ideas the students gain during the three years they are in the SOAD graduate school program.

“Other than the master of fine arts thesis exhibitions at the Gray Gallery, I am proud to say that Joyner Library is the only other venue at ECU or in the community where graduate students can showcase their artworks all together,” she said.

The exhibition is on display until Jan. 28 in the Janice Hardison Faulkner Gallery on the second floor of Joyner Library.

–Kelly R. Dilda
University Communications

Joyner Library offers studying students a quick escape

Joyner Library offers a few extras every year during exam time to help students make it through long hours of studying. This year, those extras will come in the form of some warm, fuzzy hugs from therapy dogs and some snacks to help them focus.

Interaction with the dogs is expected to help students relax and enjoy a break from the rigors of exams.

We hope you will plan to visit Joyner on the first floor of the library during the following days and times.

Wednesday, December 6
12pm – 1pm

Thursday, December 7
1pm – 2pm

Monday, December 11

-Kelly R. Dilda
University Communications

Joyner Library to host “Racism & Propaganda in Jim Crow Era Pop Culture: A Closer Look”

Joyner Library will host “Racism & Propaganda in Jim Crow Era Pop Culture: A Closer Look,” Nov. 9 from 3:30-5 p.m. in the Janice Hardison Faulker Gallery on the second floor of the library.

Led by associate professors Dr. David Dennard and Dr. Kennetta Perry from the Department of History in the Thomas Harriot College of Arts and Sciences, the program will feature a discussion about the role of propaganda in the history of United States race relations and modern popular culture. Portions of the film Ethnic Notions by California Newsreel will be screened, along with other examples that use images to portray racial stereotypes.

A behind-the-scenes exhibition viewing on the fourth floor of Joyner Library will follow. Guests will be invited to view items from the private collection of Dr. Walter King of Pinehurst. They will experience a self-guided exhibit tour that defines popular racist stereotypes of the Jim Crow era.

Additionally, supplementary items will be on display that demonstrate the ways in which these stereotypes were regularized and adopted by pop culture via the mainstream media, souvenirs, entertainment and advertising.

This is an ECU Wellness Passport Event and is also open to the public.

The program is sponsored by Joyner Library and the African and African American Studies Program.

For more information contact Heather White at 252-328-2870 or whiteh@ecu.edu.


Game Night

Please join us for a great night at Joyner Library. Enjoy electronic video games, board games, contests, prizes, pizza, snacks, and learn more about the services and resources Joyner offers!

Friday, November 3 at 6:00pm to 10:00pm

Joyner Library, First Floor
Greenville, NC 27858-4353

For more information please contact:

Brandon Stilley




Joyner Library celebrates ECU faculty scholarship

Twenty-four ECU faculty were celebrated during the 2017 Joyner Library/Academic Affairs Faculty Author Book Awards during an Oct. 13 reception in the Janice Hardison Faulkner Gallery.

The event celebrated the accomplishments of Division of Academic Affairs faculty who have contributed to the scholarship of higher education by authoring, co-authoring or editing scholarly monographs published between July 1, 2016 and June 30, 2017.

Eleanor Cook, assistant director for discovery and technology services and academic library services, along with Dr. Ron Mitchelson, provost and senior vice chancellor for academic affairs, presented awards to this year’s recipients.

“The quality of scholarship at ECU is on the rise and is clearly reflected in the breadth and depth of these authors’ contributions,” said Mitchelson. “I can only applaud them for their collective creativity and commitment to the scholarly life. It makes me proud to be a Pirate!”

Published works represented a wide range of topics such as poetry, law and justice, and race issues.

“This recognition is a tangible indication of Joyner Library’s support for East Carolina University authors,” said Cook. “We are pleased to be able to continue this tradition.”

This year’s authors include:

Michael Albers – English
John Bishop – Economics
Nicole Caswell – English
Alethia Cook – Political Science
Tom Douglas – English
Gabrielle Freeman – English
Jeffrey Johnson – English
Armin Krishnan – Political Science
Joyce Middleton – English
Marie Olson Lounsbery – Political Science
Olga Smirnova – Political Science
John Tucker – History
Arthur Carlson – Joyner Library
Venkat Gudivada – Computer Science
Aneil Mishra – Business Management
Crystal Chambers – Educational Leadership
Martin Readon – Educational Leadership
Kimberly Anderson – Literacy Studies
Allison Crowe – Interdisciplinary Professions
Brian Housand – Elementary Education and Middle School Education
Matthew Militello – Educational Leadership
Steven Schmidt – Interdisciplinary Professions
Guli Zhang – Special Education, Foundations and Research
Jessica Christie – Art History

For more information contact Charlotte Fitz Daniels, programs and events coordinator for Joyner Library, at 252 328-0287 or fitzdanielsc16@ecu.edu

-Kelly Rogers Dilda
University Communications